SoundsPage editor: Belinda Hobbs
There are random household noises in the background. Passing traffic, the doorbell rings, her dog barks, birds chirp, the radio comes on, tunes in, and plays a repetitive tune (for a rather long time), and there is a steady whispering wind. These sounds play constantly even as you move between the different links.
After 8pm, the sounds of passing traffic, chirping birds and the wind are replaced with an occasional owl hoot. The dog still barks, but shorter and softer. No more doorbell either. The radio still plays the same tune.
The moth (butterfly) flutters and the flies buzz. Light switches click.
The Portkeys and links "jingle" as you pass the cursor over them. When you click a Portkey, hear a whoosh and a boom as you are transported, and each Portkey makes a distinctive sound when you arrive in the new screen.
Hear a swoosh and the pages rustle as you open the Newspaper,
Scrapbook and journal.
The pen scratches as it writes Biography in the journal.
When you click the FAQ question mark link, hear an owl hoot and the flutter of wings as the post is delivered onto the desk. Click the X link and a rush of wind blows them away.
The phone rings a short while after
comes through and at random intervals if the screen is left idle. Click
the TALK button while it is ringing and hear Jo's (?) voice say, "Hello,
hello? Is anyone there?" (You may need to turn your volume up to hear this,
it is very faint.)
In the "Links" bookcase, the books thump as they land on the shelves.
In the "Fansites" trophy case, a clock tick-tocking replaces the steady breeze.
In the "Rubbish bin", hear the pens crack when they break. Pass the cursor over (no need to click) the toy top, it spins and whistles. The crumpled bits of rubbish in the bin rustle when the cursor touches them, so does the About envelope. Flies buzz.
In the "Extra Stuff" bulletin board
the papers swish into place and you can turn the radio off and on.
Finding a Scrapbook reward gives a destinctive jingle, similar to the Portkeys.
The Accessibility Enabled version of the site offers a handy Glossary of the sounds.